During a guided meditation I saw myself laying across a large rock in Africa. All around me were cobras on the ground at the bottom of the rock. My first reaction was to be terrified, but then came the sensation that they were there to protect me. Strange, but my phobia of snakes has diminished quite a bit. I don’t hyperventilate when I think of snakes or see pictures. Still have a healthy respect for all snakes, but not the paralyzing fear.